Certified Medication Aide Job Description

Certified Medication Aide Job Description

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Certified medication aide provides accurate medication administration and quality care to the child and maintain a safe environment under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse (Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse (RN or LPN)).

Certified Medication Aide Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Administers prescribed medications and treatments as defined by state regulations in accordance with company policy and procedure
Perform basic nursing tasks and provide accurate medication administration and quality care to the child
Adheres to all federal/state regulations regarding the safe storage and handling of medications
After authorization by the facility’s licensed nurse or the resident’s treating physician, administers PRN medications
Organizes assigned medication duties to pour, pass, and document all routine prescribed medications and to give PRN medication only upon the instruction of the licensed nurse
Must document all PRN’s according to State Standards in all areas of the chart
Observe and report to the facility’s charge licensed nurse reactions and side effects of medication commonly administered to nursing facility’s residents
Take and record vital signs prior to administration of medications which could affect or change the vital signs
Administer and document regularly prescribed medications which the medication aide is permitted to administer only after personally preparing (setting up) of those medications to be administered
Administer oxygen per nasal channel or a non-sealing face mask only in an emergency

Certified Medication Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Certified Medication Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CNA, BLS, AHA, CHHA

Education for Certified Medication Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the certified medication aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School Degree in General Education, Education, Graduate, Nursing, Health, Philosophy, Computers, Communication, Nursing Assistant

Skills for Certified Medication Aide

Desired skills for certified medication aide include:

Safe medication administration
Practices and procedures the laws
Regulations
Guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility
Distribution
Documentation
Identification of patient
Medication administration
Necessary records for drug supply and issuance and of controlled substances
Procedures and record requirements

Desired experience for certified medication aide includes:

At discretion of charge nurse, count narcotics, give all routine prescribed narcotics, and document same on individual sheet and medication sheet
Maintains neat, clean, and orderly medication room and cart
Provide patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, back rubs, shampoos, and shaves
Provide for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary
Provide adjunct care by administering enemas, douches, non-sterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sits and therapeutic baths
Provide patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials

Certified Medication Aide Examples

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Certified Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a certified medication aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for certified medication aide
  • Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on resident’s chart
  • Presents medication to resident and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication
  • Takes vital signs or observes resident to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel of unexpected reactions
  • Reports to charge nurse and documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered
  • Receives supply of ordered medications for administration to resident
  • Counts narcotics at the beginning and end of shift and records on appropriate forms
  • Gives and/or assist in direct resident care such as bathing, dressing, and feeding residents, and assisting in examinations and treatments as applicable
  • Assist Nurse Aides during meal times with tray passing, picking up trays and feeding as applicable
  • Provide assistance to charge nurses with the cleanliness of the nursing station, medication room and supply room
  • Reports to DON/Administrator incidents/accidents, and alleged abuse incidences
Qualifications for certified medication aide
  • Must have successfully completed a State-approved program and exam for Certified Medication Aide
  • MUST have CNA license
  • Must be dependable and willing to work nights only
  • Understands and adheres to the guidelines of “Residents Rights”
  • Attends periodic in-services and staff meetings
  • Valid CNA license
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Certified Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of certified medication aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for certified medication aide
  • Maintain complete and accurate medical records in compliance with the rules and regulation of all regulatory agencies
  • Routinely inspects, cleans and monitors equipment and supplies to ensure patient safety
  • Demonstrates awareness of proper infection control practice by using Universal Precautions
  • May assist with general clerical duties
  • Reports all patient and work place incidents immediately to Maxim
  • Other Certified Medication Aide duties as assigned
  • Assist residents with dressing
  • Monitor and assist with medication provision following standards established facility policies and procedures
  • Conducts proper document medication provision, services delivered and if appropriate, resident condition
  • Provides escorts for residents to various parts of the building as needed
Qualifications for certified medication aide
  • One (1) one year experience as a medication aide preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule that may include day, evening and night shifts
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements
  • Must meet Maxim's pre-employment screening requirements
  • Proper licensing in state of the job
  • Must be experienced in administering oral, topical, optic, ophthalmic medications and subcutaneous injections
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Certified Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a certified medication aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for certified medication aide
  • Assists to make beds and empty trash
  • Responds to resident call light signals promptly
  • Respond in a tactful and courteous manner when dealing with residents, families, visitors and staff
  • Provides residents with dignity and respect at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned by medication aide supervisors
  • Benefits after your first shift! Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $1000/semester after 6 months working 30hrs/week
  • After one year and 1,000 hours 401(K) with employer match!
  • A recruiter and supportive team that cares about YOU!
Qualifications for certified medication aide
  • Certified Medication Aide (MA-C) in Ohio
  • Desire to work with senior individuals
  • Responsible, dependable, trustworthy

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